Ask Amy: How Do I Keep My Tutu From Sticking Up?

Ask Amy: How Do I Keep My Tutu From Sticking Up?

My studio purchased practice tutus with seven stiff layers to use in a performance. Even after tacking the layers together, the tutus want to turn inside out when we leap and stay stuck upward. Do you have any advice? —Lisa If you’re going to use the tutus for a...
Death Becomes Her

Death Becomes Her

As I stood in Joyce SoHo’s rehearsal studio in New York clad in a black robe, cape, skull mask and six-inch platform boots, I tried desperately to steady myself in a wide second position as 12 “ghouls” crawled through my legs. Fighting with the...
Real Life Dance: Final Dress

Real Life Dance: Final Dress

Now that costume design runs the gamut from elaborately ornamented and bejeweled tutus and tunics to loincloths and skimpy combinations of see-through mesh and shreds of Lycra, being able to dance well in anything and everything takes some doing. But a costume is more...

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